Magcargo-GX from SM7a!

In an unusually late 1 AM reveal for Japan, Magcargo-GX has just been revealed from SM7a Thunderclap Spark! The set will release in Japan on July 6th. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translation!

Magcargo-GX – Fire – HP210
Stage 1 – Evolves from Slugma

Ability: Crush Charge
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard the top card from your deck. If that card is a basic Energy card, attach it to 1 of your Pokemon.

[R][R][C] Lava Flow: 50+ damage. You may discard any number of basic Energy cards from this Pokemon. This attack does 50 more damage for each card discarded in this way.

[R] Magma Burn GX: Discard the top 5 cards from your opponent’s deck. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When 1 of your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

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  1. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer
    Zzrrdd

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    Nice synergy with the regular magcargo. With a gx and baby magcargo I play, you can basically search and attach a basic energy from deck every turn. Attacks aren't that great, but the ability could be used with any basic energy. Interesting new energy acceleration post rotation perhaps
     
  2. Fou-Link MVP
    Fou-Link

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    Yay, Walrein's Crush Draw is back, and on a stage 1, nice!
     
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  3. John Healey Spread Player
    John Healey

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    Definitely new Tier 1 supporter
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2018
  4. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK

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    As I watch google, I give it between 3 and 4 Wossies because we don't give half Wossies as that would be barbaric.
     
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  5. EpicShonenGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    I never thought i would see a magcargo gx to be honest but it looks awesome has nice synergy with baby magcargo and the attack could be fun you don't want to use the gx attack so use turtonator gx, gx attack instead.

    Also does the ability stack?
     
  6. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
    jessalakasam

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    ZoroCargo found it's main attacker
     
  7. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

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    with the translation we have, yes it should.
     
  8. Kietharr Aspiring Trainer
    Kietharr

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    You can use as many as you want per turn, the main issue I see with this deck is Slugma feels like a constraining factor. Ideally you want 2 GX and 2 normal Maggies in play so you can get 2 uses of each ability, plus a manual attachment so you can stream attacks turn after turn. Turtornator will be a good way to get a lot of fire energy back in play, there's also the Firestarter Blaziken of course but that's a stage 2.

    You need to drop all 3 energy to hit the 200+ mark, this basically means you need 2 uses of each ability and a manual attachment each turn to hit your key number, 150 isn't good enough against Buzzwole, Ultra Necrozma or Zoroark, but it does KO Rayquaza-GX with a choice band which is likely to be a strong deck post rotation.

    Against 190hp cards, this combos well with Turt-GX's Bright Flame, even just having one of each down lets you use it turn after turn for one manual attachment, and you can probably be hitting that number from turn 2 on.

    Shuckle is also a great card for Alolan Exeggutor, in fact I think that's the key card that Eggy/Garb needs to break into true standard viability since it lets you easily search out the x1 energies you run for shake, then with either ultra balls or sightseers you can dump a psychic and grass out of your hand to hit max damage much more consistently, creating the early board pressure that Garbodor needs to be useful in the lategame.
     
  9. Fenrir Kamiya Aspiring Trainer
    Fenrir Kamiya

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    2 things:
    1) This card is sooo beatiful! I'm very anxious to see it's FA version.
    2) This card is awesome, it will be our next draw support for the next season, for sure.
     
  10. DaLoc Aspiring Trainer
    DaLoc

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    Awesome card with zoroark and the baby mag
     
  11. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Not bad at all.
     
  12. Paul Weiskopf Gwentigone
    Paul Weiskopf

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    So I think this card is alright, but how come one of the slowest pokemon in the game gets a GX, but the fastest doesn't in a speed themed set??? JUSTICE FOR DEOXYS
     
  13. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    • Magcargo-GX - Good with Magcargo that reserves a card to the top so you'll always hitting the energy you want. The main atk though bothers me. How do we get those discarded energies back and spam the numbers? We don't have Baby Volcanion #HeyNick next roration. 3-4 Geodudes
     
  14. George Plays 4 Ultra Ball in Every Deck
    George

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    We DO have energy recycler from Guardians Rising
     
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  15. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
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  16. pokeraider123456 Aspiring Trainer
    pokeraider123456

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    i play online, so battle compressor is more useful in expanded, i can see this being used for aqua patch and maybe rayquaza.
     
  17. John Healey Spread Player
    John Healey

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    More like from FOL :)
     
  18. pokeraider123456 Aspiring Trainer
    pokeraider123456

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    probably not useful if you have over 5 or 6 cards, because you end up discarding and not drawing. though you can discard below 5, and sometimes sycamore is more useful(in expanded) and even sophocles is better. only useful if you can discard enough cards to justifying draw up to 5 cards. i can see this in expanded, dark patch, aqua patch, malamar>?
    i can see this being useful a nm deck, where you have too much nm pokemon and you dont want to discard other essential cards in your hand. useful for alolan exeggutor as well.
    if you have have 7+ cards in your hand sightseer essentially becomes a dead weight card that will only discard from hand.

    Magcargo can be used in any deck, not just fire, although you might have to attack with it?
    2-2 magcargos-gx and baby magcargo is good.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2018
  19. xTITAN Training Aspirer
    xTITAN

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    Cool card, just give me the Full Art already!
     
  20. Wechselbalg "okey"
    Wechselbalg

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    There have been some pretty bad looking CGI illustrations for EX/GX cards in the past but this one has to be one of the worst offenders. Anyway, it's playable because of the Magcargo reprint and the two together should make a fun deck while also having some competitive merit but it doesn't look that amazing.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2018